HL Deb 19 May 1981 vol 420 c946WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What sums have been claimed from them by British firms such as Wimpey, Laing, Costain and Vickers in respect of contracts in Iran (placed by the Imperial Government of Iran) for an arms factory and a tank-repair workshop; what claims have been agreed or settled; and what is the position concerning any balance of claims.

Viscount Trenchard

The contracts for an arms factory and a tank-repair workshop were between International Military Services Limited and the companies mentioned. The question of claims is a matter of commercial confidentiality between the parties involved, but I can say that the claims which were contractually due under the contracts concerned have been settled.